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Rebuilding, restoring Nepal after quake

Looking in from the outside, it is difficult to pinpoint how exactly Nepal can recover from this most recent catastrophic earthquake. The area within the Ring Road may seem relatively unaffected, but...

Updated : 2015.05.05 20:45

Asia News Network agrees to strengthen collaboration

Executives and editors from the member media of the Asia News Network have agreed to integrate their respective newsrooms further on news exchanges and combined reporting on Asia. ANN, an alliance o...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:12

Sabeen, the one who never backed down

The fingers type, but I don’t feel them moving. The ears sense a commotion, but I cannot hear. The eyes fight back tears, but it’s futile to resist. How can you feel, how can you react, how can you ...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:11

40 years after end of Vietnam War: Let bygones be bygones

Charlie Ta’s parents were boat people who fled Vietnam at the end of the war, when the economy was in a shambles. They fetched up in the Philippines as refugees and eventually settled down in Calif...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:10

Nepal quake: Shocks spark panic across Bangladesh

People across Bangladesh got panicked by multiple foreshocks and aftershocks of the powerful earthquake which jolted Nepal and some parts of India and China yesterday. Morsheda Begum died in Dupchan...

Updated : 2015.04.26 15:38

Nepal quake: Passengers shove and trip over each other as they flee airport terminal

It was noon and my girlfriend and I were at the Tribhuvan International Airport's boarding gate 3 for our flight from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur, when the terminal building began to shake. I thought ...

Updated : 2015.04.26 15:21

Pudong marks 25 dramatic years

The Pudong New Area in Shanghai is marking its 25th anniversary ― rising from rural farmland to become an engine for economic and social development in the city and the nation. During this time, wi...

Updated : 2015.04.21 19:27

Department stores and disappearing shoppers

A typical weekday evening in town in a major department store will see empty floors and sometimes more staff than shoppers. What ails retail in Singapore, especially in big department stores? Major...

Updated : 2015.04.21 19:26

Burgers latest invention claimed by Chinese

Heated online debate has been triggered over the relationship between hamburgers and rou jia mo, a Chinese snack that has been described as “the world’s first hamburger.” Rou jia mo, which transl...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:20

Japanese women flocking to pro-wrestling matches

“Do it!” “Hang in there!” Cries from spectators echoed in the dimly lit venue as the packed audience watched muscular men pull fast and furious wrestling moves on each other in the ring under a s...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:19

Pakistani-American women stand up and deliver

A group of Pakistani women have come together in the United States to push the envelope and challenge stereotypes that women, particularly from Pakistan or of Pakistani heritage, can’t be comedians, ...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:19

Siblings seek destruction of Lee Kuan Yew’s home

Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had asked for his house to be demolished after his death, and the executors of his will yesterday asked Singaporeans to respect this wish. Lee died on ...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:18

Riding amid bombs on Ho Chi Minh Trail

British travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent shares why she decided to travel one of the world’s most dangerous trails. Alone. On a small Honda Cub. The Pink Panther simply defies expectations. ...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:18

Preserving the world’s oldest teak bridge

The 160-year-old bridge, thought to be the world’s oldest and longest teak bridge, spans 1.2 kilometers across Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, an ancient city near Mandalay The famous U Bein Bridge ...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:17

Once a factory worker, now China’s richest woman

While shattering glass ceilings in a rags-to-riches story has earned Zhou Qunfei the title of China’s richest woman, it is not without irony that her meteoric rise to success is built on manufacturin...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:16